This week the DC tech policy world fetes Andrew Noyes, National Journal reporter turned DC Facebook spokesman. Facebook’s gain is tech journalism’s loss for sure.
Andrew long ago distinguished himself as a fair and earnest reporter in an era where commentary increasingly took the place of objective journalism. From his early days at Washington Internet Daily through his time at National Journal’s publications, he stood out as a guy who truly cared about news. Ironically, he also became a bit of a DC celebrity, being named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill.” The 463 called for a recount on that, for the record.
Now he moves on to Facebook, and The 463 can only wonder what is left of tech policy journalism. We are gratified that Kim Hart is building a beat for The Hill and stalwarts such as Grant Gross continue to shine a light on the tech industry. Maybe we shouldn’t worry – its not like technology is important to America’s future, right?
But we digress. It’s a time to celebrate Andrew’s big move. So, in that spirit, 463 is holding a happy hour in his honor on Wednesday at 6 pm. Details below, but it should be noted that if you were on Facebook you’d know them already.
Please come out and join us as we salute Andrew and his big career move!
Wednesday, November 4th
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Bistro d’Oc
518 10th Street NW
(Thanks to TechPolicy Summit for the collectable pensive, bearded photo)